Dr. James J Kinahan grew up in the small town of Trail, British Columbia, nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. His life was enriched with religious fervor, with a public education system favoring a rigorous British influence, and with an industrial community which while taking pride in its culture development, reveled even more in its joy of sports, particularly hockey. Out of this upbringing came a strong positive attitude, an active lifestyle, a confidence in human endeavors, an appreciation for the Arts, and a desire to know the sciences.
An undergraduate biochemistry degree from McGill University was followed by a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Texas A&M. Subsequent orientation to the practice of medicine came from a close exposure to it. Postdoctoral work at Roswell park Memorial Institute and subsequent appointments at New York Medical College (NYMC) and Sloan-Kettering Memorial Institue focused on chemotherapeutic approaches toward cancer amelioration. Increased involvement with patients in clinical pharmacokinetics studies led to the desire to include in his life the joy of patient care and to expand his understanding of the art of medicine.
He has had the benefit of two "schools" of medicine, one effectively emphasizing the basic sciences for two years (NYMC), and the other, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine (BGSM), widely recognized for its proficient clinical training of highly competent graduates. As a member of the BGSM class of '89, clinical training has substantially increased and reinforced his fund of knowledge, and it has given him strong confidence in his ability to make sound clinical judgments, solve problems and perform procedures.
Dr. Kinahan has a wife and three children. He enjoys hockey games, classical music, travel and reading. His eldest daughter Drue is his co-owner of DVC Aesthetics (Dunwoody Village Clinic Aesthetics).
Dr. Kinahan sees patients in the MDVIP program and through EHE International Monday-Friday.
Jamie grew up in Virginia. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, he worked in a biochemistry lab for several years and volunteered as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He later attended Eastern Virginia Medical School for his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2005. He soon thereafter moved to Georgia and has worked as a physician assistant for the last 10 years in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent care.
He enjoys all aspects of acute and chronic care management and disease prevention. Jamie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
He joined the team here at Dunwoody Village Clinic in 2015.
He is married with a daughter, cat and bunny.
In his spare time, he enjoys music, sports, and woodworking.
Jamie sees patients Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Kristen is originally from San Antonio, Texas. She has lived in Georgia for over twenty years.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Berry CollegeShe then earned a Masters of Medical Science in the Physician Assistant Program from Emory University.
Kristen joined the team her at Dunwoody Village Clinic in 2005.
Kristen is married and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and boating activities at the lake.
Kristen sees patients Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.